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September 28, 2020 - October 26, 2020 (3 sessions)
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM EDT
Join internationally acclaimed trumpeter and the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of the Jazz department at the Peabody Institute, Sean Jones, as he takes you on a journey through jazz - then and now. Using his personal collection of vinyl, Sean will share his favorite recordings representative of different styles and cultural origins of jazz music. During this informal listening tour, Sean will guide you through several pieces of music during which he’ll help you listen for and understand the melody, harmony, and nuances that make jazz so unique.
We hope you’ll get comfy and spend some time with us as we gather together with Sean Jones and let the music bring us together!
Session 1 - Monday, September 28
Session 2 - Monday, October 12
Session 3 - Monday, October 26
Sean Jones (Trumpet) is Professor and Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz Studies at the Peabody Institute. Before coming to Peabody, Sean served as the Chair of the Brass Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Sean turned a 6-month stint with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra into an offer from Wynton Marsalis for a permanent position as lead trumpeter, a post he held from 2004 until 2010. In 2015 Jones became a member of the SFJAZZ Collective where he was a member until 2018. During this time, Sean produced and released eight recordings on the Mack Avenue Records. Sean has been prominently featured with a number of artists, recording and/or performing with many major figures in jazz, including Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson and Marcus Miller. Sean was selected by Miller, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter for their Tribute to Miles tour in 2011